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PNS Daily News - December 9, 2019 


The Pensacola shooting investigated as an act of terror; Trump faces criticism over so-called anti-Semitic comments; and some local governments adapt to meet the needs of immigrants.

2020Talks - December 9, 2019 


Candidates have a busy week in Iowa, despite a weekend shooting on Pensacola Navy Air Base. Also, candidates start butting heads, notably South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Public News Service - ND: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

A sustainable-agriculture advocacy group says the USDA's decision to rescind grass-fed labels is a step back for consumers and meat producers. (Morguefile.com/mensatic)

BISMARCK, N.D. - The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week announced that it will stop using labels for grass-fed and naturally raised livestock. The department's Agricultural Marketing Service said it is no longer using those labels because it never had the authority to enforce them in the first

As North Dakota struggles with obesity problems, thousands of kids could soon be getting healthier lunches. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Thousands of kids in North Dakota soon could be getting healthier lunches as the state continues to struggle with higher rates of obesity than much of the nation. About 500 home-based child-care providers will be getting new tools and educational materials to help them prepare healt

North Dakotans are being urged to give wisely during Giving Tuesday.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Now that the excitement of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is winding down, the focus Tuesday will be on charitable causes. Giving Tuesday is a day when North Dakotans are asked to think about giving to strangers who are less fortunate. Annette Bauer, a spokeswoman for Salva

North Dakota health experts are using National Rural Health Day to spotlight the state's unique challenges. Credit: Grafixar/Morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - Today is National Rural Health Day and for North Dakota's health-care providers it's a chance to put a spotlight on the state's unique challenges. About 40 percent of the state's population lives in rural areas. According to Brad Gibbens, deputy director of the Center for Rural H

For the first time, produce farmers soon will have to comply with new federal food safety rules, and a sustainable ag advocate is mostly praising the move. Credit: KyleJones/morguefile.com

BISMARCK, N.D. - It took five years of debate, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finally has approved new food safety rules. Late last week, the FDA set the official standards for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the first major reform in more than 70 years. Sophia Kruszewski, pol

The Life is Why Family Health Challenge encourages families to eat healthier and get more regular physical activity over the next four weeks and into the future. Credit: Creativestock.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The number of children who are overweight or obese in North Dakota has been swelling for decades, but a month-long event starting Tuesday aims to gain some traction in reversing that trend. The Life is Why Family Health Challenge is broken down into four themed weeks. Americ

Class will soon be back in session for kids across North Dakota and an ever growing number will find local foods in their school cafeterias. Credit: Steve Debenport.

BISMARCK, N.D. - As children across North Dakota prepare to soon head back to school, a growing number of students will find local offerings in the lunch line. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about one-fourth of the districts in the state report having Farm to School programs, but

A new poll finds that healthier cafeteria meals are supported by a majority of North Dakota public school parents. Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr.

BISMARCK, N.D. - The meals that North Dakota schoolchildren are being served are getting healthier, and a new poll shows that's exactly what a majority of residents across the state want. The survey by Pew Charitable Trusts finds that 90 percent of both North Dakota public school parents and voters

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